Hi everyone ^_^ - The Horse Forum
  • 2 Post By iridehorses
  • 1 Post By WildAcreFarms
  • 1 Post By tinyliny
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 11-26-2011, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Harlow,UK
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Smile Hi everyone ^_^

I live in Harlow . I would like to ask you a few questions. This summer while I was on my holiday I had a few riding lessons . From those days came my love to horses and my passion for riding . I really want to learn how to ride a horse , later to became a instructor and maybe one day I can work in the horse industry :) .I know this is not easy and it's a lot of hard work . I am 21 years old . I would like to ask you if you can explain to me what steps I need to take.. ?
Thank you!!!
viktoriya is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 11-26-2011, 07:37 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Posts: 13,165
• Horses: 3
Welcome to the forum! I don't envy you ... horses as a passion can be an overwhelming condition to the exclusion of so many other things in life - but one that I would never change.

I would start out by trying to get a job (even if you work for free) at a stable. Most are always looking for free help and it's a great way to be around horses and learn as you go. The job you will get will be starting from the bottom - shoveling manure and cleaning up tack. As everyone gets more comfortable with you, your duties will increase to handling the horses.

Many times you can trade your labor for riding lessons so that it becomes a cost effective way to be around and ride horses without going broke.

In any case, that is the way I would start. Good luck and welcome to the horse world.
Barrels4Lyfe and viktoriya like this.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

It's not always what you say but what they hear.
iridehorses is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 11-26-2011, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Harlow,UK
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Thank you iridehorses !!! I will definitely start looking for volunteer jobs.
viktoriya is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 12-03-2011, 11:03 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: southern Mississippi
Posts: 591
• Horses: 4

Yes I totally agree and if you can't find a job at a barn you could even post something on craigs list. If course I'd take someone along with me when meeting future "employers" for the first time.

I wish you lived near me I'd love to have someone exchange some horsey help for some horsey lessons or knowledge :)

good luck
viktoriya likes this.

"Action cures Fear, take a small risk every day". Jane Savoie
WildAcreFarms is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 12-03-2011, 11:51 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 40,791
• Horses: 2
Once you get a foot in the door, you will meet people and make connections and one thing will lead to another. The horse world is kind of tight. So, get into working at a barn, find someone whose skills you admire and ask a lot of questions. That's how I learned a lot; ask questions.
viktoriya likes this.
tinyliny is online now  
post #6 of 6 Old 12-05-2011, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Harlow,UK
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Red face

Thank you kindly for your informative response. I appreciate your encouragement and advice. I feel honored to be corresponding with you.
viktoriya is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome